Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Bella card

Well folks, this is my last day off for a while and I am enjoying every last minute!
Yes back to work for me tomorrow- I guess that could be a good thing as far as getting back into a daily routine- bad thing - not able to be crafty all day!

Today I finished up a new image from Stamping Bella called

As always, I stamped her off on bella's bestest paper and colored her up with my prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol/oms.  Now I must confess, this is my second time coloring her, because the first time I had papers picked out and colored her at night, next morning I realized the colors were so off (mind you it did look good at night!), so scrapped that piece and re-colored her up.  I didn't stick with the original papers, I went to my Memory Box bucket and found papers from the Spearment collection which seemed to go very well with my colored image.  After cutting down the image to size, I sponged around the edges with versamagic wheat and then a bit of old paper distress ink. Layered her onto some bazzill papers and then onto the DP papers.  The scallop border along the left side was done with my EK Success border punch. Did some stitching all around the layers.  Finished her off with some glitter on the umbrella and 3 marble jade dots.

If your interested, here are the colors I used:

Umbrella and coat - Celadon Green, Slate Grey & a bit of Jade Green
Pants - French Grey 10%, 20%, 50%, bit of 90% for shading
Shoes - Dark Umber
Shading around image - Ginger root & Beige
Skin tones - used Copics - E000, E00, E01, E11

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon,


Dana White said...

Did you colour her yesterday when you were at Linda's?! She is stunning, with just the perfect amount of sparkle!

Kerri said...

Love the card....happy new year!!

Carla Murphy said...

This is so darn pretty! Love the subtle shades, sewing and sponging. Sweet little edge punch as well. Boy you always make me want to shop!!

Leslie said...

So, SO pretty! Lovely shading - love all the blues! Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE HER! Great tone on tone effect! Makes you want to sing,........singing in the rain,..........I'm singing in the rain!Lol! Nice card Pauline. :)

Annika said...

Oh my, Pauline, you sure rock these Prismas!! Love the subtle shadow behind the image. I find Bellas lovely but hugely intimidating, wouldn't have a clue how to color them!
And your stitching is so neat and precise it almost made me CRY!!
Gorgeous work you do, girl! OK, that sounded like Yoda The Messy, lol